My Thread Keeps Getting Closed Here?

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  • #516518

    raincoaster
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    Read this, which is a sticky post at the very top of the forums:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #516519

    dexterfannet
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    http://www.dextercorner.com, but the site’s contents are currently kept private (which is why I took an image of the problem). I do have WordPress 3.0.1 installed and I’ve been working on building my fan-site around it with good success other than this roadblock. I tried adding the text to my dexterfannet account here and I encountered problems here on wordpress.com as well (as expected since they’re both WordPress blogs).

    #516520

    raincoaster
    Member

    Read this, which is a sticky post at the very top of the forums:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #516522

    dexterfannet
    Member

    raincoaster, I do have a wordpress.com account, and I have encountered the same problem here with that account. I tried on my wordpress.com account, too because there’s a good possibility whatever fixes the problem here will fix it on my WordPress site, and I’m desperate after trying to get this fixed for hours without having anything fix it.

    #516524

    dexterfannet
    Member

    Let’s say I want to get the problem fixed here because after trying, I still experience the problem, could I get help with that? I didn’t know wordpress.org had a community support forum, so thanks for posting the link. There’s a good possibility that whatever fixes the problem here on wordpress.com will fix the problem on my own site, and I’m open to as many possibilities that I can find.

    #516525

    raincoaster
    Member

    “there’s a good possibility whatever fixes the problem here will fix it on my WordPress site” is literally incorrect. Since the other site is really what you want to get working, look over at WordPress.ORG instead.

    If you want to get whatever it is working on WordPress.com, please do as Mark asks and just post the code for the widget that you’re having trouble with. Post it between backticks, those little marks usually on the same key as the ~. Note that the answer that works here will probably not work on the other site.

    #516527

    Dexter, the code you are trying to use is a complete HTML web page. It can’t be used in a text widget here, or on a self-hosted blog. You can’t put a web page in a text widget.

    And besides that, you have multiple body, head and html tags in the same code. It wouldn’t even work as a web page.

    The reason we typically send those with self-hosted blogs over to the forums at wordpress.ORG, is because stuff here typically works differently and our answers won’t work.

    I’m not even sure where to begin with your code since I’m not even sure what parts of it you actually want to show up.

    #516528

    dexterfannet
    Member

    Alright, I didn’t know that wordpress.com and wordpress.org were so different in terms of software. I thought they would be the same other than some limitations here and free hosting, but it’s odd that they’re not. I posted this over on the wordpress.com forums if anybody has knowledge about that side of WordPress as well:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/text-widget-wont-display-html-correctly?replies=0#post-1678745

    Thanks to everyone who commented here.

    #516529

    dexterfannet
    Member

    I only want it to look like it does at the .HTML link, with Facebook and Twitter buttons being clickable links leading to DexterCorner’s profile on these sites, and text on top of a black rounded rectangular shape. Basically like it looks here using that HTML:

    http://dextercorner.com/blog/Images/FollowDexterCorner/DexterCornerFollow.html

    It would be easiest to just find a way to embed that, but I don’t that that’s possible.

    #516530

    Here is the thing, your code is seriously messed up. You need to go through it and correct all the errors. If you don’t have that level of experience with HTML, then perhaps you should look into finding someone who can fix it.

    You don’t use head and body tags in the code for a text widget. Those only go into a full web page. All you want is the code for the table that is going into the text widget.

    #516532

    dexterfannet
    Member

    Hopefully there’s someone on here or wordpress.org that would know how to edit that code so it shows up correctly because I don’t exactly have enough HTML expertise.

    #516536

    dexterfannet
    Member

    Here’s the HTML again, it’s easier to read here:

    http://wordpress.pastebin.com/yNGxYhvY

    #516537

    raincoaster
    Member

    There will be lots of people who can do it, but they will expect you to know how to edit your own code.

    #516538

    raincoaster
    Member

    Where did you get the code from in the first place? You should probably go back to them and ask for assistance.

    #516540

    dexterfannet
    Member

    This sounds amateurish, but I used “Save for web and devices” in Photoshop and it generated a HTML file that works fine on its own. It took quite a while to split up the image and add text properly the way I wanted it. I figured that would be the easiest way to do it right since I had to split up multiple elements and add specifically-placed and formatted text (that wouldn’t be included in an image), though it was time-consuming.

    #516541

    dexterfannet
    Member

    It took a long time to do it right that way, but I’d really like to learn another way so I can do this painlessly in the future.

    #516542

    I’ve seen stuff like this come out of Dreamweaver. I so wish Adobe had not bought Macromedia. DW went severely downhill after that.

    [opinion] Adobe has b0rked to death so many good programs [/opinion]

    #516543

    dexterfannet
    Member

    I tried fixing it in Dreamweaver, too. haha How would you recommend I do it correctly (that’s intuitive and not unnecessarily difficult)?

    #516544

    Dreamweaver tries to make complete stand-alone web pages. It really isn’t good for making the code to go into a text widget.

    You can use DW, but what you have to do is build the entire table in the “body” of the page and then copy out ONLY what is between the starting and ending body tags, nothing else.

    Also, set dreamweaver so that it is the width of the text widget, or set the width of the table so that it is the width of the text widget. If you don’t, you can end up with a table that overflows the sidebar and will be useless.

    #516545

    You know, I just thought of something. If you are on Windows, download and use Windows Live Writer to build your table. It has a pretty robust table function and I’ve done some amazing things with it.

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